Barbaros Karaahmet is co-chair of the firm's Turkish Practice Group.
A Turkish-American attorney, Barbaros utilizes his wide-ranging international experience and contacts to assist Herrick clients with domestic and cross-border corporate, financial, real estate and litigation matters in the U.S., Turkey, Europe and a number of CIS countries.
Barbaros assists international companies in establishing their U.S. operations, and frequently serves as their U.S. based general counsel. Barbaros advises multinational companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions and joint-ventures in international markets. His experience includes cross-border transactions for multinational and Turkish clients in a wide range of sectors including banking, real estate, finance, luxury goods, fashion, healthcare, food and beverage, hospitality, media and e-commerce.
Barbaros works closely with Herrick's well-known Real Estate Department. He is the liaison partner of the Republic of Turkey's largest real estate development project outside of Turkey, the Turkevi in New York. He also assists Turkish real estate families in identifying, acquiring, leasing and financing their real estate assets in the U.S. Barbaros also has experience on a wide range of international trade matters including multinational agreements, international codes, conventions affecting commercial transactions, and matters involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
Barbaros frequently lectures and writes in English and Turkish on international trade and cross-border business and real estate issues. He is a co-author of the Turkish Law chapter in the book "International Commercial Secured Transactions" (Carswell, 2010).
Barbaros Karaahmet, Herrick’in Türkiye Masası Eş Başkanıdır.
Türk Amerikalı bir avukat olarak, Barbaros; ulusal ve uluslararası ticari, mali, gayrimenkul ve buna benzer çeşitli davalarda Amerika’da, Türkiye’de, Avrupa’da ve Doğu Avrupa ülkelerinde, geniş kapsamlı uluslararası tecrübesini ve ilişkilerini, Herrick müvekkillerine yardımcı olmak adına kullanmaktadır.
Barbaros, Amerika’da ki operasyonlarını kurmak için uluslararası şirketlere yardımcı olmakla beraber, şirketlerin Amerika’da ki genel hukuki danışmanı olarak da hizmet etmektedir. Aynı zamanda, uluslararası pazarlarda şirket birleşmeleri ve satın almalara ilişkin tüm işlemlerde firmalara yardımcı olmaktadır. Tecrübesi; bankacılık, gayrimenkul, finans, lüks tüketim ürünleri, moda, sağlık, yiyecek ve içecek, otelcililk, medya ve e-ticaret olmak üzere bir çok sektörde Türk müvekkilleri için ülkeler arası işlemleri kapsamaktadır.
Barbaros, Herrick’in güçlü ve tecrübeli Gayrimenkul Bölümüyle yaptığı çalışmalar sonucu, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin Türkiye dışında bulunan en büyük gayrimenkul projesi Yeni Türkevi’nin avukatıdır.
Aynı zamanda, Türkiye’den Amerika’ya gayrimenkul yatırımı yapmak isteyen özel ve tüzel kişilere, Amerika’da uygun gayrimenkullerin bulunması, satın alınması, kiraya verilmesi ve finansman bulunması konularında hukuki acidan yardımcı olmaktadır. Barbaros’un aynı zamanda yabancı mahkeme kararlarinin tanınması ve tenfizi ile ve uluslararası konvansiyonlar, ile uluslararası ikili anlasmalar dahil bir çok uluslararası hukuki konuda tecrübesi bulunmaktadır.
Barbaros’un uluslararası ticaret iş ve gayrimenkul konuları üzerinde hem İngilizce hem de Türkçe olmak üzere konuşmaları ve makaleleri bulunmaktadır. “Uluslararası Güvenli Ticari İşlemler” (Carswell, 2010) adlı kitapta Türk Hukuku bölümünün yazarlarından birisidir.
Herrick’s Turkish Practice is built on a strong, enduring relationship with the Turkish government and business community.
We are proud to be the only mid-sized New York law firm with an office in Istanbul - a testament to our deep connection to Turkey, and our ability to serve as a vital link for Turkish-American interests, both domestically and globally.
Our successes in pioneering lawsuits brought on behalf of the Republic of Turkey to recover its looted cultural treasures provided us with the opportunity to work closely with Turkish Government ministries, agencies and officials. Because of our longstanding ties with Turkey, and the strength of our nationally- recognized real estate department, in 2012, the Republic of Turkey selected Herrick to represent it on all aspects of the development of a new Turkish Center near the United Nations headquarters in New York - the largest Ministry of Foreign Affairs project outside of Turkey.
Through our Washington D.C. and New York offices, we also provide government relations and lobbying services. Additionally, we most recently represented the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as its official lobbyist before the U.S. government.
We pride ourselves in serving as a bridge between American and Turkish business interests in the U.S., Turkey and the MENA (Middle East and North African) markets. Our sophisticated understanding of the Turkish legal system and business community provides an edge to U.S. clients entering or expanding into the Turkish market. Likewise, we serve as lawyers, advisors and business strategists to Turkish entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow their businesses in the U.S. In that regard, we frequently help our Turkish clients by facilitating relationships with both the American government and American business leaders.Areas of Focus:
SARK-USA is pleased to announce the opening of our Manufacturing facility in Albany, NY. Our new plant, SARK WIRE, includes a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, warehouse and office space all on four acres which delivers quality product with maximum efficiency while allowing for future expansion.
Locating a manufacturing plant closer to our growing customer base in the United States – allows us to serve a variety of industries locally while offering our customers a greater range of products and quicker lead times.
With our deep knowledge and know how, our team is able to develop manufacture and innovate, new and advanced products ranging from a variety of applications such as industrial, military, aerospace, marine and communications.
We will be happy to work with your existing specifications or our technical staff will assist you in designing a product for your specific application. When it comes to custom wire, our quality, experience, service, competitive pricing and quick turnaround capabilities are second to none.
Our worldwide capabilities include the production of single ends, as fine as 44 AWG, put up singularly, or as multiwire. Our stranding capabilities include all concentric types, including bunched wire, unilay, and ropelay conductors, as large as 750 MCM. All of our products are available in unplated, tin plated and nickel plated qualities.
Our parent company, SARKUYSAN, located in Turkey has a capacity of over 450,000 million pounds annually. They have been exporting its high quality copper, and copper alloy conductors to 60 other nations, for over 35 years.
Should you require more information about SARKUYSAN, SARK WIRE & SARK-USA and its activities, please feel free to contact us. We hope to hear from you soon.
Thanking you in advance for your kind interest.SARK - USA
TURKON LINE is an ocean carrier and offers the benefits and advantages of DIRECT SERVICE between Turkish ports and United States East Coast ports with no transshipment port and no fear of container delay at intermediate port in Mediterranean, faster management decisions, personalized customer service with prompt response to documentation and service inquiries, greater sailing frequency with no long delays, ability to provide as many containers as needed at origin port, newer vessels built in Turkish shipyards dealing with the ship owner directly, instead of a third party. Turkon America Inc., headquartered in Secaucus, NJ, manages all U.S. activities for the line, including operations, sales & marketing, documentation, and import and intermodal customer service.
Tulair is one of the leading freight forwarders and logistic service providers specialized in air and ocean freight shipments associated with supply chain solutions. Thanks to its explicit industry knowledge and state-of-the art
IT systems, Tulair is able to provide globally integrated, door to door forwarding solutions tailored to its customers'individual needs.
We are conveniently located at John F. Kennedy International Airport New York.
T.C. Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O New York branch was established in 1991 with the purpose of enhancing financial services for the Turkish community in the United States. We are proud to say that as the community has grown, so has our ability to serve it. Through hard work and dedication we have exceeded our goals and have become a leader in banking between Turkey and the U.S. As the premier Turkish bank in the U.S. and located in one of the world's largest money markets we welcome your inquiries and look forward to serving your banking need
Erzurum Commondity Exchange was established in 15 th of december 1946 is an establishment working as a juristic person server in buying and selling issves of exchange quatation in case of 5174 low and bussy for advertising.
KOCAELI CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY (KSO) - Kocaeli, Turkiye
TO BE AN ORGANIZATION THAT CREATES VALUE FOR OUR COUNTRY, SOCIETY, INDUSTRY AND PEOPLE.
TO SUSTAIN OUR LEADERSHIP IN OUR SECTOR BY CREATING DIFFERENCES.
Alterra International represented by Mr. Mukemmel Sarimsakci has become a Premium Member of TACCI. Alterra International, based in Dallas, Texas is a company of global real estate owners, developers and contractors.
Alterra International specializes in hospitality, creative commercial, retail, mixed used and residential real estate development and construction services.
Alterra International has an entrepreneurial approach to real estate development, illustrated by the company's broad portfolio of real estate projects. Working along with redevelopment agencies and community groups, and employing innovative financing plans, Alterra International has helped to revitalize many deserving communities. Whether building from the ground up, renovating historic properties, or providing premier management services, Alterra International continues to meet the specialized needs of of each and every project type.
Mukemmel Sarimsakci, President
ANG Carpet and Flooring Inc. was established in February 2007 in the State of New York, and has been serving the tri-state area since then. The company provides flooring materials (such as wall to wall carpet, quality regular and water proof laminate, linoleum, hard wood and are rugs and runners) and installation services. In addition ANG Carpet and Flooring provides shop-at-home service and free estimate.ANG Carpet and Flooring Inc.
Bimser International Corporation is represented by Managing Director Mr. H.Kursad Devecioglu.
Bimser International is a passionate enterprise software development company based in New York with a software development center in Istanbul. Bimser has been developing enterprise software products since 1998. Bimser International has developedan ECM (EnterpriseContentManagement) platform called eBA, which is an automation, document management, workflow, records management and intelligent document capture platform. At Bimser International; We believe in the power of simplicity. Simplicity; increases productivity, boosts employee satisfaction, reduces cost and improves bottomline at any workplace. eBA makes this belief come true.
eBA is currently being used by 3M, AstraZeneca, Bridgestone, DHL, Ford, Goodyear, Nissan,Philip Morris International, Pirelli, United Nations and other reputable international companies and organizations.
eBA helps companies/enterprises/organizations perform their paper-based tasks in a digital environment, increase productivity, reduce paper consumption and help them have a paperless, green and sustainable work environment. That is why half of first largest 500 companies of Turkey have chosen eBA as their ECM platform.
Some ofthe popular enterprise solutions of eBA are:
• PinkVerify Certified eBA-ITSM:IT Service Management Solution,
• Accounts Payable Automation,
• Contract Management,
• Material Master Data,
• Travel Expense Management,
• And many more.
Bimser International is actively partnering with qualified software companies as solution partners in the United States and other parts of the world.
With offices in New Jersey and New York, Brach Eichler LLC is a multidisciplinary law firm founded and operated to serve the needs of our clients. We are large enough to have the breadth of talent and depth of experience to serve virtually any need, yet small enough to know our clients, build personal relationships with them, and serve as their trusted advisors. Our practice areas include Litigation, Health Law, Real Estate, Business Transactions & Financial Services, Trusts & Estates, Criminal Defense and Government Investigations, Employment Services, Environmental & Land Use, Family Law, Patent, Intellectual Property & Information Technology and Tax.
Mr. Dagli held several key posts within New Jersey's Office of the Attorney General prior to joining Brach Eichler, including Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Director of the Division of Criminal Justice, where he prosecuted organized crime, labor, casino, and environmental crimes. A licensed professional engineer, he also provides advocacy and counsel in technology-related legal matters, agreements, and contracts, as well as environmental compliance and litigation.
Riza I. Dagli, Esq.
Brach Eichler L.L.C.
EK7 Achitecture Design Studio, International Exhibition Service is an organization specializing in providing service in consultation, planning and realization of exhibition stands and booths in Turkey and abroad of Turkey.
Having been closely associated with cooperative companies worldwide EK7 Architectue Creative Design Studio has an additional advantage of providing reliable service international level.
The exhibition systems include exhibition stands, banner stands, pop-up displays, exhibition gantry, folding displays, literature racks, notice boards, frames and portable exhibition furniture with a quality service and competitive prices.
The Stand Types are;
In addition: Furniture rental, company headers, graphic design, catering, security, cleaning, water, compressed air, installation of telephone / fax / internet lines and more…
EK7 Architecture Creative Design Studio,
International Exhibition Service
Eyup Sabri Tuncer, Refreshes The Life
The dance of man with the nature starts through the scent. The incenses have been burned, the fragrances have been encased for ages only to satisfy the most important sensation of man… That's why the scent has always been a part of man’s development process; just as "EYUP SABRI TUNCER" has existed since the very foundation of the young Republic of Turkey…
Eyup Sabri, one of the leading heroes of Turkish fragrance history, has created a permanent tradition to stay: The first lemon essence cologne of Turkey.
The alluring nature of the scent released from a small workshop in Ankara has spread all over the country and has granted freshness and happiness to people.
The 86 year adventure has become famous for that refreshing fragrance as Eyup Sabri Tuncer has become the brand for cologne until today. In the mean time, the country has grown and developed. Life has become more complicated as the needs have diversified. People smothered within the scurry of life have found themselves in the need to get rid of the odors either permeated on their clothes or covered their environments throughout day.
Eyup Sabri, the freshness expert of Turkey, who anticipated this need, continues to spread freshness and relief in every inch of life its wide product range of nearly 100 different products in categories such as various essence colognes, refreshing towels/wipes, air fresheners and auto air fresheners, and essence based body care products, offered at home and in abroad.
Karabulut & Yasosky LLP is a full service CPA firm. We provide a full range of accounting and tax services to clients in a wide range of industries. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training and experience. We continually provide innovative solutions for our clients to help them achieve their personal and business financial goals.
To meet challenges faced by our clients, we continue to invest time and resources in continuing professional education and technological capabilities.
We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We work closely with our clients and devote the resources necessary to help our clients achieve their goals.
Please feel free to contact us about a service if you do not see it listed.
Audit, Reviews, and Compilations
Bookkeeping: We can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.
Payroll Services: We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll systems: Our firm can also provide all payroll services for you including preparation of all necessary payroll tax returns.
Personal Financial Statement
Type of Entity Selection: We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for you company.
Financial Controls and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: We help companies apply a top-down risk-based methodology to Sox compliance. We help rationalize the critical risks, identify the key controls and develop evidence supporting controls design and operating effectiveness.
Our services include:
Tax planning & return preparation
Taxing authority representation - During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.
Sales Tax Services
Payroll Tax Services
The following is a list of some of the industries and areas we serve:
We represent companies and individuals in immigration and nationality law and work with employers and employees to determine the most appropriate immigration strategies for their needs. Our practice areas also include corporate and business law and commercial litigation. Attention to detail is our trademark.
You can also find informative articles on our website regarding our practice areas, which are updated in our system regularly as they are published in various print media and online news portals. Sign up for our immigration newsletter in our website, where subscribers receive short and focused announcements regarding important developments in immigration law.
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About NAR Gourmet
Since 2007, NAR Gourmet introduces the modern, discerning customer to natural and regional products that have imparted flavor to the cuisine for centuries using healthy, preferred Anatolian cultivation and traditional production techniques.
NAR Gourmet use organic, all-natural methods to create exceptionally pure, flavorful products, from Single Estate - Single Variety collection of award-winning olive oils and seasonal jams& marmalades to vinegars, spices, teas, dried fruits, honeys, and confectionery. Each one is a vivid reflection of the terroir of a particular region of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and of Anatolia, the country’s fertile, sun-drenched heartland.
The rich and diverse Anatolian soil and climate with its unique environment that forms these products are the primary source to the healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Whilst these products are cultivated, nurtured and regionally collected in their natural and organic environment, their tasteful and distinctive packagings inspire the idea of gift-giving with a regional Anatolian flavor.
With the mission of bringing the rich, diverse, healthy bounty of handcrafted Turkish foods and ingredients to the world, NAR Gourmet focuses on:
NAR Gourmet products are all controlled and certified by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture as well as internationally accredited certification institutions FDA and IMO. US organic certified products have Kosher certification as well. ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System are also successfully implemented in NAR Gourmet.
Its launch into the U.S. Market marks an exciting new phase for NAR Gourmet, which recently started offering its products at top specialty food retailers across North America and other international destinations including Canada, Japan, China and Arab Emirates. NAR Gourmet is now scaling up to expand its distribution to US and beyond.
NAR Gourmet appeals to the most discriminating customers who enjoy and appreciate natural products from specific regions and to those who want to share this joy.
You need to grow in the 21st Century with the systems and tools of the new global technologies. To that end we will provide the partnership of an experienced and capable e-business consulting company. We will save you time and effort in planning and implementing your e-business environment.
We wish to be your solution provider for:
E-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, DATABASE DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT
Mr. Oğuz Alpöge
Overseas Development Corporation (ODC) was established in 1956 as an International Trading Business Company by its founder and current President, Attila Turkkan. Today, the Company operates five main sectors of business on five continents. Company's International experience and resources coupled with its commitment to its clients are the hallmark of ODC's reputation in the specialty metal, defense, renewable energy & agriculture, commercial and construction markets around the world. Highly qualified marketing, contract management and personnel with military experience operate from each of ODC's offices which are strategically located in the USA, Mexico, South Africa, China and Turkey (www.odctr.com).
Playa Advance Surgical Institute and Playa Advance Urgent Care are recognized as one of the areas leading medical providers and Internationally recognized with international health consulting. Providing a range from urgent care medicine to over 20 specialty doctors from plastics,orthopedics, podiatrist, ENT and the list goes on, with a focus in Stem Cell and PRP; our physicians are highly skilled and come with extensive years of experience under their belt. Playa Advance Surgical Institute is equipped with state of the art equipment and ready to take on minor injections or major surgery cases like spine and bariatrics. Our physicians are here to help in any way they can as they are extremely passionate in what they do and specialize in.
Prager Metis is is an independent, full service, public accounting and consulting firm. With over 30 partners and 140 staff the firm services clients out of 7 locations including, New York City, Los Angeles, London, New Jersey, Westchester NY and Long Island NY. Prager Metis International offers a full range of accounting, audit and consulting services and has a level of expertise and global presence that is unique.
We work closely with small to medium sized Turkish businesses looking to expand within the United States and American firms looking to expand abroad.
Select international tax services include:
Select industries we serve include:
John Barka, CPA, a Turkish-American Partner of Prager Metis, leads our International practice focusing on Turkish clients. His expertise is in the field of U.S. taxation of international corporations and individuals.
His tax work includes tax planning and preparing Federal, State, and Local tax returns with intricate international issues, preparation of and review of tax accruals, as well as handling companies with multi-state filing requirements.
Mr. Barka works very closely with clients to help realize their dream of establishing their small business in America. He will help you create tax structures and help guide you setting up your business within challenging rules and regulations.
Rota International is a young and dynamic International freight forwarding company providing safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation for commercial and personal cargo. We arrange the best means of transport, taking into account the type of goods and the customers' delivery requirements. We use the services of shipping lines, airlines and land freight operators with our yearly Service Contracts.
Rota International offers export shipping ventures from anywhere in the U.S. to a wide range of international destinations in multiple continents and handle a full range of export services including Full Container, Less Than Container Load, Consolidation, and Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage ,Warehousing and Packing Services.
With over twenty years of experience, we also provide high quality, customized logistical solutions for import shipping ventures of any size, value or degree of complexity. Through our vast network of offices and worldwide agents, we can effectively manage and simplify even the most complicated of logistic and cargo transportation scenarios.ROTA International,Inc.
Safe Food Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Mediterranean food products from Turkey. The company is a family owned operation that has been in the agricultural business since 1950’s. The company is also one of the largest processor and trader of raw and ginned cotton.
Safe Food is a packer of dried fruits to worldwide retailers and manufacturers. Our dried fruit products are raisins, dried figs and dried apricots. In addition to dried fruits, we are packing a variety of vegetable products such as canned and pickled peppers, vegetables and sun dried tomatoes.
Seckin Management Inc. was established on 1991. We work with client teams, coordinate projects, have administrative responsibilities, and participate in new business development and knowledge management.
As one consultant says:
"I report to clients and facilitate client teams to implement recommendations. I perform analysis, business case creation, benchmarking, and economic modeling. "
"Inside the firm, I am called upon to assist in special projects that cover a broad spectrum of activities. "
"Working alongside a mentor, I create my own development in an unstructured environment."
Since our establishment in 2001, Sunset International Trade has been committed to creating a healthy integration between the resources of a big corporation and the service and care of a small business. These are the traits that set us apart from other furniture companies.
The standard sleeper provides three fundamental functions: Sit, Store, and Sleep. These functions are attributed to a "Click-Clack" mechanism that is our own unique development. It conceals the functions without any sacrifice to style. Our sleepers are made with the same high quality springs and foam components that would be expected from a luxury mattress to ensure the best possible comfort for both sitting and sleeping. No shortcuts are taken during the making of our products.
Our mission is to conduct our business successfully within the borders of moral justness and customer pleasure. We passionately believe that our product is the best that there is and we envision an America that shares this belief.
Taskin Bakery is the first Turkish bakery in USA succeeded to transform “Turkish Pide” as a brand name. We are proud to be endearing our products not only to Turkish community but also to other cultures from all around the world.
We are a family owned and operated business and constantly driven to produce unique and superior products that satisfy the need of our customers. Our team is passionate about our high standards and all our products are handmade and bake in brick oven.
For your convenience we are open 7 days a week and deliver our products all around the U.S. with UPS/FEDEX. For franchising options, please reach us at /56 or
Nestled on the Upper West Side, Turkuaz is a fusion between authentic Turkish cuisine and Mediterranean flavors, served in an ethnic ambiance.
Turkuaz opened in the fall of 2000 with a vision of creating Upper West Side's finest authentic Turkish cuisine experience. Ever since, our unique decor and friendly servers have hosted many pleasant evenings, lunches and brunches.
Turkuaz is as close as you can get to an escape.
UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to publicly traded, privately owned and nonprofit organizations in a number of industry sectors. UHY Advisors provides tax and business advisory services to entrepreneurial and other organizations, principally those enterprises in the dynamic middle market.
UHY LLP, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. We call our philosophy “The Next Level of Service”. Our clients tell us it’s what sets us apart.
As an independent member of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited (“UHYI”), we are able to call upon the resources of professional service firms throughout the world. Established in 1986 and based in London, UHYI is a cohesive network of independent accounting and consulting firms and is the 16th largest international accounting and consultancy network, with over 7,600 professionals in nearly 300 cities in 89 countries.
Within the establishment and implementation scope of all the Chambers such as meeting the common necessities of its members, facilitating the professional activities and providing the development of the professions in accordance with its general benefits, dominating honesty and confidence in the relations between the members and the public, maintaining the discipline, ethics and solidarity, the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry started its activities under the title of the “Bursa Chamber of Commerce” by the initiatives of the terms businessmen in one of the small rooms of the Cocoon Inn on 06th June 1889.
To the first Board of Directors Meeting, which was held on 06th June 1889, Mr. Osman Fevzi Efendi joined as the President and Mr. Kamil Efendi as the Vice-President. The members of the Board of Directors were Mr. Hadji Ali Bey, Mr. Kartaki Efendi, Mr. Nafız Efendi, Mr. Kirkor Efendi, Mr. Mehmet Ali Efendi, Mr. Kostan Efendi, Mr. Nikolaki Efendi and Mr. İshak Efendi. Mr. President Osman Fevzi Efendi made the opening speech of the first meeting of the Chamber by the introductory words of; "Messieurs, there is a sufficient of participation. I am opening the first session. I pray to God for our endeavors to be beneficial and propitious for our public and country.”
During the first meeting of the Chamber Mr. Nafiz Efendi and Mr. Papazyan Efendi were assigned for the consultancy and Mr. Elmasyan Efendi was assigned to the First Secretary. The Bursa Chamber of Commerce united with the Chamber of Industry established a year later and became the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In its construction year, the Chamber had 70 members. In those terms, there was one bank and there were 3000 towel, 50 fabric machinery, 54 silk, 5 charcoal, 50 flour, one diamond, 100 oil and one iron factories in Bursa. 105 new members were registered to the Chamber in 1890, whereas, 14 in 1891, 8 in 1892 and 42 in 1893. In 1927, the number of the members reached to 1815.
In 1907 the Chamber had been operated in a small room belonging to the Municipality and until moving to its own building in 1938, its activities had been continued in three rooms behind the Emir Inn. The Chamber moved to its own building in March 1973, whose construction was started on 11th December 1971. Besides, the Chamber moved to its building in the Industrial Zone at the second half of the year 1999. The Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has still given contribution for the commercial and industrial life of the region and the country to be developed since its foundation. The Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry active since 1889, has been involved in the local commercial and industrial fields and given undeniable endeavors for establishment and sustainability of today’s milestones, the vocational and technical schools. For this reason, the Chamber gave financial and morally assistance to the Hamidiye Industrial School that was the educator and the initiator of the machinery and metal works school in Bursa by introducing its products during the exhibitions and initiating to establish a sales store. The industrialists in Bursa take decisions and measures by means of the Chamber for standardization even it would not have any sense in the literature.
The Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also encouraged not only its members for their benefits by attending to the international fairs, but also to increase the industrial and agricultural products of the city.
The Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry established at raising awareness among the traders and industrialists in Bursa to provide their contribution to national economy, encouraging its members in carrying out their activities in optimum conditions and resulting the problems that the members encounter, takes place among the prior and professional institutions of the country.
We are such as institution that serves without making any concessions in the principles of services, in accordance with the principles and reforms of Atatürk and subject to the institutional identity of the Law, Number 5174.
Providing each profession to be developed regarding with its General Interests,
Serving for enhancing not only the economy in the city, but also in the country,
Introducing its members in the country and in the world,
Carrying out the relations between the members and the government by respecting the rule of law and the equity.
Without any concessions we would like to be a contemporary Chamber that always serves by developing itself and initiator first in Turkey and then in the world and that does not give routine services.
With this regard the Chamber aims at
Being professionally successful in institutionalization and serving to our members,
Giving the best service to our members and making the members pleased with the given service by the Chamber,
Preventing the professional ethics and solidarity,
Determining the commercial practices of its members in the field of their professional activities and converting these practices to decisions to be implemented by all individuals,
Preventing commercial and industrial conflicts and in case of a conflict, impartially and fairly fulfilling its tasks,
Introducing the contemporary technology systems to its members in all fields of professions and supporting the development of high technology.
Our Quality Policy
Considering the huge contribution of the commercialists and industrialists to the development and enhancement of the economy of the country, we are such an organization that institutionally serves in accordance with the law number 5174.
With this regard our quality policy concerns
To provide the best and faultless service to our members,
To provide the services in the shortest time possible for our members, in accordance with a Turkish proverb “Time is money”, we believe that time is very valuable and that the most lost in time, the most damage in the economy,
To take the interests of our members into consideration while providing services regarding with the rule of law,
To reduce the faults and to maximize the satisfactory of our members to whom all the services provided in the highest quality,
To take continuous amelioration as a goal in order to achieve to our objectives while providing the services,
To determine quality objectives to achieve our aims and to follow up these aims,
To adopt the quality by all staff of the Chamber and to train the staff,
To adhere to terms of the Quality Management Systems and to continuously ameliorate its efficiency.
With its history dating more than a century back, our building is known to be built in 1880s by an architect named Kambanakis. The building, used as a hotel, a workshop and as the İstanbul City Conservatory, was bought by our Chamber in 1958. Thanks to the restoration and innovation works started in 1960, the building was made suitable to the requirements of İstanbul Chamber of Industry.
Our chamber, together with its Professional Committees, Chamber Council, Board of Directors, General Secretariat and employees, contributes to the improvement of the competitiveness of its members and the Turkish industry and to the economy of the country. The number of the Chamber members, 700 on the date of foundation, increased to 2,000 within ten years and exceeded 12,500 in 2006. ICI, 98 percent of whose members are small and medium-sized enterprises, is the most dynamic and powerful representative of the Turkish industry.
ICI, by continuously following the political, economic and technological developments in the world and in Turkey and by monitoring the effects of those developments on the Turkish industry, strives, with the help of its members, to elaborate solution recommendations for the problems faced by the Turkish industrialist. It aims at a constructive and solution-based cooperation with the public bodies in order for the Turkish industry to achieve a sustainable competitiveness and to eliminate the barriers in front of its development.
The main objective of İstanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI), founded in 1952, is to fulfill the existing and future needs of the Turkish industry through information, training and consulting services, to improve the international competitiveness of our industry and country and to contribute to the development of the country as a whole. ICI, incorporating a dynamism and development with this understanding, is a non-governmental organization endeavoring to renew and enhance its services every day.
THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ICI
ICI Considers Itself Obliged To Fulfill The Following Responsibilities;
The services that the İstanbul Chamber of Industry provides to its members may be gathered in two main groups. The first group comprises the services provided on the basis of the reporting responsibility originating from the legislation in effect. The second comprises services performed for the purpose of enhancing the competitive power of the members.
CONTRIBUTION TO QUALITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
The Quality and Technology Specialization Committee (ICI-QTSC) of İstanbul Chamber of Industry, founded by the voluntary participation of representatives from the industry, the universities and the public within the body of ICI in 1999, endeavors to contribute to the improvement of the competitiveness of the Turkish industry, and that of our members in the first place, by enhancing its abilities to develop quality and technology and to the formulation of quality and technology policies of İstanbul Chamber of Industry.
ICI places great importance on the cooperation between universities and industry, and, in this context, conducts the "Industrial Design Project for SMEs" in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Products Design of ITU (İstanbul Technical University). Under the scope of this project, senior class students at ITU's Department of Industrial Products Design carry out their dissertation thesis at SMEs whose industrial design infrastructure is limited and thereby contribute to the researches of the firms to develop new products and to the development of their competitiveness.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND SENSITIVITY
In order to conduct studies regarding the "environment" for implementing the concept of "sustainable development" based on utilizing the resources effectively, decreasing waste, protecting human health and environmental quality, perceiving the concepts of economic development and environment protection as inseparable, to support the studies of its members in this context and to improve the environmental awareness, ICI started its activities in 1986 and established the Environment Department, Environment Specialization Committee and Environment Consultation Committee within its body in 1990. In 2004, Environment Technical Study Group was formed under the Environment Specialization Committee in order to carry out studies regarding the environmental legislation. ICI has intensified its activities for the environment with trainings, information and consultation services, studies regarding the development of environmental legislation, institutional cooperation and joint studies, creating views, reward ing the members for their environmental studies, environmental projects, establishing a waste recycling stock exchange and publications on environmental issues.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CONCEPT
In today's fast-changing world, non-governmental organizations have achieved an influential position through the added value they provided for social life. On the basis of this concept, ICI pioneered the establishment of many associations and foundations some of which are the Foundation of İstanbul Chamber of Industry (FICI), Turkish Technological Development Foundation (TTDF), Economic Development Foundation (EDF) and İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IFCA).
SUPPORT FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING
İstanbul Chamber of Industry continues to contribute to vocational and technical training through its foundation FICI. Training activities have a priority within the activities of the foundation. In order to contribute to the education of qualified intermediary technical staff required by the Turkish industry, "FICI Industry Vocational High School and Vocational Technical Education Centre" will be established in Akatlar, İstanbul . In this modern school, which will constitute a well-qualified example for Industry Vocational Schools, students will take lessons on foreign language, computer and communication as well as an education composed of the latest technologies used in the industry, starting from the 2006-2007 educational year.
Our foundation develops and expands its contribution to the education through the Vocational High Schools, School-Industry Cooperation Protocol concluded with the Turkish Higher Education Council.
FICI Anatolian Technical High School for Construction, Sisli [in İstanbul ] Industry Vocational High School and Zeytinburnu [in İstanbul ] Textile Vocational School have been chosen as the pilot schools at the end of an examination of all the secondary education vocational technical schools in İstanbul , the dynamo of the industry and production. The studies concerning the equipment of these pilot schools in accordance with the daily technologies and rehabilitation of them through the establishment of consultation committees are underway.
KAYSERI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Kayseri Chamber of Commerce which was established in 1896 has a background of more than an era. Bekir Adıyaman became the president of the assembly; H. Ali Kilci became the board chairman. M. Asaf Mehmetbeyoğlu, Mustafa Erçalık became the vice chairmen. Mehmet Lafçı became the accountant member, Şaban Solmaz, Mehmet Satır, İbrahim Karahisarlı, A. Hamit Alaş, Ömer Oskaybaş, Ali Aydın and Hüseyin Mercan became members and Mehmet Tercan became secretary general in the elections on 4th January 2009. This team will be at the service of entrepreneurs, industrialists and businessman for the social and economic development of Kayseri, for increasing the level of welfare with leading up projects.
Kayseri Chamber of Commerce which works with 7 commissions, 46 professional committees, 100 council members and 11 members of board has an active role on meeting the needs and expectations of its members proper to Kayseri commerce culture that has 4000-year- commerce culture. It goes on its perception of being an organization that is consulting its members and business world, is giving new knowledge and is adding value in accordance with its mission. It tries to develop and modernize the business world in Kayseri. It contributes the development of Turkey and establishing sustainable competitive capacity.
%40 of Kayseri Chamber of Commerce staff is female and %60 is male. The average age of the staff is 32,12. %80 of the staff has 5 years or more work experience. Kayseri Chamber of Commerce has 34 employees.
Our corporation determined policy of giving services that don’t change according to person, time and place in the establishment and continuous improvement of these services.
Basic service principle of our chamber is the motto“learn, develop and change continuously” which is consistent with the trade culture of Kayseri that comes from its history and geography. It plays a proactive role in meeting the needs and expectations of our members, consults the business world, and gives new information to its members and the society. It is a value-adding corporation.
The mission of our chamber for reaching the stated vision is;
Accreditation is “The confirmation and periodical control of an organization by an independent and objective organization about certain criteria.”
It contains “Quality Strategies” which is essential for Turkish chamber system in the frame of TOBB’s project that started in 2001 with cooperation of English Chambers Union and that has carried on with Turkish Loydu Foundation since 30th of June 2005.
The aim of the enterprise is to establish the quality consciousness between our Chambers/Stock Markets, to increase the prestige and service types of Chamber/Stock Market system in the presence of business world, to improve the service quality, to provide the intimacy of Chamber/Stock Market systems, and by this means to obtain the adaptation of Turkish Chamber/Stock Market system to European chamber/stock market system.
10 chambers in the I. period and 14 chambers in the II.period are accredited. Then, in the III.period that goes on with the cooperation of Turkish Loydu Foundation 14 chambers accredited. In total there are 38 chambers accredited. In the IV.period, which Kayseri Chamber of Commerce is included, 15 chambers are included in the project.
In 2011, the accredited Chamber/Stock market number is 85. Kayseri Chamber of Commerce is included in the accreditation system after the studies in March 2007.
Our chamber is going on its qualified and accredited services with TOBB Chamber/Stock Market Accreditation System Certificate which was taken in 2007 and was renewed in 2010 for 3 years and with TSE EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate which was taken in 1998 and renewed in 2010 for 3 years.
TURKISH CHAMBER OF SHIPPING
Istanbul and Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions Chamber of Shipping, briefly called the Turkish Chamber of Shipping (TCS), is an important professional organization of the Turkish maritime sector, with its headquarters in Istanbul and main branch offices in Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Antalya, İskenderun, Fethiye and Karadeniz Ereğlisi. It has a Liaison Bureau in Ankara and also representations in most of the coastal towns and cities of Turkey. Turkish Chamber of Shipping was first established as Istanbul Chamber of Shipping in 1982 and afterwards its area of activities has been extended gradually so as to cover the region of the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean Sea coast and the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, then finally the Black Sea coast of the country.
The most important aim of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping is to try to develop shipping in accordance with the national transportation and shipping policy and the public interest. Moreover, to promote the interests and provide the common requirements of its members, to arrange the development of the profession, to guide and facilitate the professional activities, to establish common rules and to inform the authorities on shipping matters and to keep the discipline, morals and solidarity of the shipping profession are the other major concerns of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping.
The major activities of TCS are to establish rules and practices as regards shipping, to make researches and collect information on shipping, to ensure that sea trade is developing in accordance with the national policy of transportation, to supply information to foreign organizations on the possibilities and tariffs of the Turkish ports, to become member of and to follow activities of the international organizations concerned with shipping and to perform other functions stated in the law.
Among the members of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping are; shipowners, ship operators, shipping agents, ship sale and purchase brokers, forwarders, stevedores, tally firms, classification societies, marine insurance companies, underwriters, marine surveyors and experts, auxiliary services such as salvage, rescue, pilotage, dredging and yachting and also ship chandlers and suppliers, port, marina operators, ship-yacht builders and shipyards, ship-yacht equipment and repair services, maritime training companies, sand extractors and fishermen.
TCS’S MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Turkish Chamber of Shipping is a member of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey and The International Chamber of Commerce-The Turkish National Committee. Apart from these two national organizations, TCS is also a member of The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), ICC - International Maritime Bureau (ICC - IMB), The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA), The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA), The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) and The Baltic Exchange and some other organizations.
Turkish Chamber of Shipping publishes many books of studies on shipping, including the annual “MARITIME SECTOR REPORT” in Turkish and in English and a monthly shipping magazine “TURKISH SHIPPING WORLD”.
The Members of TCS have been gathered in 47 Professional Committees, according to their fields of occupation and professions and at present Turkish Chamber of Shipping has over 8200 Members. In accordance with Law No:5174 every company performing activities in the field of maritime shipping has to become a Member of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping.
U.S. Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce
Since its inception in 1995, the United States - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) has been a vital resource for American companies seeking to establish long-term business ties with Azerbaijan. Its deep membership pool consists of a diverse group of businesses from all sectors of the economy, including Fortune 500 companies.
Called by the Washington Post “the most forceful advocate in Washington for U.S. investment” in Azerbaijan, the USACC is the premier conduit for improved business and commercial ties between the two countries.
The USACC was a key driving force behind two of the world’s most strategic and ambitious regional energy projects, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, both of which are operational today.
As Azerbaijan moves quickly into a diversified economy, the USACC has been active in promoting other sectors such as agriculture, construction, information technology, alternative energy and tourism.
The USACC organizes an impressive annual schedule of trade missions and conferences, and arranges business meetings where key government and business leaders from both countries can meet, share ideas and forge partnerships.
Members of the USACC enjoy high level access to key contacts and are invited to a host of invitation-only events in both countries each year. The USACC also publishes the most comprehensive business information available with its flagship annual publications, the USACC Investment Guide to Azerbaijan and the USACC Business Directory.
The Mission of the USACC is to:
The USACC owns a four-floor historic building located in the heart of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and hosts the Azerbaijan Gallery, the USACC offices and an apartment for USACC interns. Located on two floors, the Azerbaijan Gallery displays an exhibition of exquisite rugs, paintings and handcrafts from Azerbaijan.